Since I’ve now made it halfway through my weight loss journey losing over 60 Lbs. I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’ve used along the way that have helped me.

My weight loss has not come without struggles by any means. If you are anything like me and my guess is you are, there is not enough time in the day to tackle everything on your to-do list. That’s just one struggle with weight loss though, isn’t it? I mean look at everything out there today targeting us who are on a mission to get into tip-top shape. We literally get bombarded with advertisements every day with the promise to shed fat fast. Most of the time it seems these ads promise us results that are too good to be true and yup, you guessed it, they are! Results that are promised to us are not realistic at all.

You and I are smarter than that though. We KNOW the struggle and we know that there is no magic pill that will give us the results we want without putting in the hard work. With that being said there are things that I have personally been using to help me get this far in my personal weight loss journey and still continue to use. Trust me I hate spending money period. However, an investment made to better my health is an investment worth making. Let me clarify, it is okay to invest in yourself!   Below I’m listing my must-have health and fitness tools that I absolutely love and highly recommend.


Hydro Flask

This water bottle is amazing! It’s BPA-free, incredibly durable, keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 6 hours, and it comes in a ton of different colors and sizes! I personally have the 40 oz. in mint.  I take it everywhere with me – hikes, work, errands, you name it. Not to mention, think about how many plastic bottles you are saving.


ASICS Women’s Trail Runner

I got these ASICS as a gift and I absolutely love them. If you didn’t know this about me already, I love hiking. In fact, I make it a point to go every weekend! These trail runners are perfect for the steep hills. They are super comfy, very supportive and have a nice grip to them. Honestly, ASICS are my go-to fitness shoe. I’ve tried other popular brands but never found any to be as comfortable or supportive as ASICS.


Vitamix 5200 Blender

If you are dedicated to reaching your health and fitness goals, then you need to add this to your kitchen.  The Vitamix is a high-performance, versatile appliance that you can use to make healthy meals. You can use it to make smoothies (green drinks), soups,  homemade dressings and sauces, bullet-proof coffee and so much more! Having an appliance such as the Vitamix is definitely an investment worth making for your health. If you feel the Vitamix is a little out of your price range, the Ninja Blender and the Nutribullet are also great options that are very reasonable.



Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbell Set

I’ve used these dumbbells for years now and one of my favorite things about them, is the ability to adjust the weight. The weight can be adjusted from 10 lbs. all the way up to 90 lbs. in 5 lb. increments. I do about 70% of my workouts in my house, so buying these was a no-brainer.  If you live in a small apartment or are just limited on space, these are absolutely perfect for you.


Bellabeat Leaf Health Tracker

There are so many health trackers out there, it can be overwhelming! Believe me when I say, I have done the research! After everything I have read, THIS is the one I recommend. It tracks so many things you’d expect it to and more: calories burned, distance, steps, time you’ve been active, sleep quality and duration, menstrual cycle, stress sensitivity, breathing exercises and meditation. Sounds like a great tool for mindfulness, doesn’t it?! Not to mention it’s super cute too! I’m totally going to get one of these.



MIR Adjustable Weighted Vest

If you are looking to break a weight-loss plateau or simply looking to mix things up, this weighted vest is perfect! I started using this when I hit a plateau and it has made a significant impact on my overall progress through my weight loss journey. I love the fact that you can add and remove weight in 3 lb. increments too. To avoid injury, I’d recommend starting out with a small amount of weight to begin with and adjust accordingly.


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